Suzanne talks about cooking with seasonal vegetables and how that passion of hers found its way into the A.O.C. Cookbook.
She feels it’s very important to balance flavors which you only learn by tasting. Suzanne has a great philosophy that if you truly don’t enjoy eating then you can’t be a really good cook.
All the recipes in the cookbook were tested in a home kitchen by an enthusiastic home cook.
Suzanne’s long-time business partner, Caroline Styne, has wonderfully informative wine notes that go with each recipe in the book.
A.O.C. (the restaurant) has recently moved (it’s been a year) a mile West to the old Orso location (with an incredible patio) on W. Third Street across from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Suzanne shares how the move came about. It’s been an especially fortuitous transition as they now can serve lunch in the new location and it’s very busy.